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Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu


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The pioneering monograph of acclaimed Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu focuses on her distinctive array of paintings, sculptures, and collages, which combine varied materials such as synthetic hair, Kenyan soil, feathers, and tea with narratives of sexuality, ecology, and politics. This publication documents her creative development and examines her influence on the world, presenting a hybrid of fact and fantasy, distinct from both classical history and contemporary culture.

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Product Details

  • Product Type: Monograph, Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Publication Date:
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.8 × 10.0 × 0.6 inches
    (30.0 × 25.4 × 1.5 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 lb (36.8 oz; 1043 g)
  • SKU010008035 | ISBN: 9781838661649

About Adrienne Edwards, Courtney J. Martin, Kellie Jones, and Chika Okeke-Agulu

Adrienne Edwards is Curator of Performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Courtney J. Martin is Director of the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.

Kellie Jones is Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art in the Departments of Art History & Archaeology, and African American & African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University.

Chika Okeke-Agulu is Director of African Studies at Princeton University, New Jersey.

About the Artist, Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu (born 1972) is a Kenyan-born American visual artist, known primarily for her painting, sculpture, film, and performance work.[2] Born in Kenya, she has lived and established her career in New York City for more than twenty years.[2] Mutu's work has directed the female body as subject through collage painting, immersive installation, and live and video performance while exploring questions of self-image, gender constructs, cultural trauma, and environmental destruction and notions of beauty and power.

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